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Today's News

  • Florida celebrates Silver Alert system

    This month, Florida celebrates the sixth anniversary of the Silver Alert program.  Silver Alerts are activated statewide shortly after a senior with Alzheimer's or related dementia goes missing. Since Silver Alerts began in 2008, 909 alerts have been issued and 87 seniors have been found after an individual saw a Silver Alert, recognized the missing senior and called law enforcement.    

  • Department of safety hires four new faces

    Earlier this month, the Levy County Department of Public Safety welcomed four new members: Ignacio Fernandez, Hanniah Woods, Nicholas Henderson and Wallace Taylor.

  • Crash on SR121 injures 5

    A two-vehicle crash on Friday, Oct. 24, at about 5:30 p.m. on State Road 121 and County Road 335 caused injuries to five people, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. 

    Xavier D.V. Brown, 18, of Williston, was driving a 2008 Hyundai Sonata south on SR121 approaching the intersection with CR 335 when he attempted to turn left onto CR 335. His vehicle was struck by a 2001 Honda Civic, being operated in the northbound lane by Latoya B. Driver, 28, of Gainesville.

  • Two injured in US27 crash

    Emergency personnel got to use their extrication skills when a two vehicle accident on Tuesday, Oct. 21, shortly after 12:30 p.m. at U.S. Highway 27 and County Road 335A trapped the occupants in the vehicles.

  • Pistol class Nov. 8

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office will host a basic pistol class to qualify for a Florida concealed weapons permit Nov. 8, beginning at 8 a.m. at the Sheriff's Office, 9150 N.E. 80th Ave., Bronson.

    The class will serve as a fundraiser for Bronson FFA.

    Online registration is $60: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bronson-ffa-alumni-pistol-class-tickets-136....

    Registration the day of the class is $65.

    For more information, contact Lt. Scott Finnen at sfinnen@levyso.com or 352-577-4211

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for October 30

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

    • Oct. 21, Galdino De Jesus Araisa-Madera, 21, Morriston, public order crimes violation non-resident exemption driver’s license. Bond $500.

    • Oct. 21, Christopher Barron, 31, Chiefland, possession of marijuana.

    • Oct. 23, Kyle Bryan Bell, 19, Archer, burglary, grand larceny. Bond $150,000.

    • Oct. 26, Elbert Scott Bullard, 42, Cedar Key, battery.

  • Ellzey praised in city manager evaluation

    Chiefland's newest city manager received high marks at her first three-month evaluation Monday night.

    "I've been very pleased working with Mrs. Ellzey," Mayor Teal Pomeroy said, adding that her transition into the position has been "seamless."

    Mary Ellzey, who has worked with the city in various positions during the last 31 years, was unanimously hired by commissioners as city manager at the end of July.

    Her last position was that of deputy clerk.

  • Ride to Provide 2014

       With the temperatures in the mid 40s, motorcyclists gathered in the Bronson Middle High School parking lot Saturday morning to kick off the 10th Annual Ride to Provide, which benefits Levy ARC, through 60 miles of rural Levy County.

    The event is one of two main fundraisers for LARC. This year's event raised $9,000, putting the event's total contributions to the ARC of Levy over $100,000. 

  • Toys for Tots sign-ups Saturday in Levy

    For many, the holiday season serves as a reminder of just how unfortunate circumstances can sometimes be.

    Families don't always come together, hopes aren't always realized, and presents aren't always under the tree, if there even is a tree.

    It's a thing people like Toys for Tots Coordinator Bryan Chrisp hope to soften.

  • Fanning candidates harmonize at forum

    Money — and how to help homeowners keep more of it — was on the minds of candidates for Fanning Springs mayor and council seat No. 4 at a forum where they discussed how the city will pay for its sewer system, bring a proposed Holiday Inn and Dairy Queen to the area and help residents find jobs.